Set 1: d1t01 - Jack Straw d1t02 - They Love Each Other d1t03 - Mama Tried -> d1t04 - Mexicali Blues d1t05 - Peggy-O d1t06 - New Minglewood Blues d1t07 - Candyman d1t08 - Looks Like Rain d1t09 - Don't Ease Me In d1t10 - Easy To Love You d1t11 - The Promised Land
Set 2: d2t01 - Scarlet Begonias -> d2t02 - Fire On The Mountain d2t03 - Samson & Delilah d3t01 - Terrapin Station -> d3t02 - Playin' In The Band -> d3t03 - Drums -> d3t04 - Space -> d3t05 - Black Peter -> d3t06 - Good Lovin'
Encore: d3t07 - US Blues
This is the first time the Cassette Master has circulated.
I know that there is a copy that currently circulates listed as a Cassette Master, but it is really from a 1st Gen Cassette. It is fast and has improper Dolby decoding.
July 26, 2018 Subject:
Don't leave reviews that often but it's the date Brent passed and I decided to listen to an old favorite,
This upload sounds great
The playin' is worth the 5 stars alone
anyone know what Instruments Brent is using?
It's out of this world, if you have the time I would listen to this show or at least check out the second set
May 4, 2010 Subject:
Long and good S>F
The S>F transition jam travels many different paths, but all along maintains a very cool and mellow flow that then transitions seemlessly into Fire. It is a great, unique and well worth the listen. Other standouts are the Candyman, Terrapin, Black Peter and also a great Playin' here.
There are better fall and winter shows but the S>F is a must listen for sure.
December 23, 2009 Subject:
This was my 2nd or 3rd show. First Scarlet-Fire of many. Most of the stuff is well played, but certainly not groundbreaking. They were just getting into gear with Mydland, and I liked him much better than Keith & Donna. Of course, I only saw them once in '78 during their decline. Keith was great in the early '70's, but I think I remember him falling asleep at the first show I saw. Most likely to much heroin flowing round his brain, or he was just bored (most likely some combination). At least Jerry could stay awake the whole show when he was binging!!
December 22, 2009 Subject:
I am quite fond of this show because it was one of the first Dead bootleg tapes I was introduced to.
This is by far the best Scarlet>Fire of '79 and probably of the Brent era. Who knows, it may even be the best ever. I've never heard a jam like this in the transition into Fire. It's an amazing soundscape guaranteed to send you places you never imagined.
It should also be noted that this Scarlet-Fire is a hidden track on Dick's Picks 13- A Nassau show from '81.
June 6, 2009 Subject:
i havent listened much to the rest of the show im totally with the guy below me. Anyone who thinks this Scar>Fire is par, or subpar, is a gosh darn looney! The transition and jam is unlike any other version i've heard, and it flows great. The best jams, IMO, lose their way in one form or another. Like a good Deal, or a good other one, let it grow, hard to handle etc. they just get crazy and u dont know whats happening them BAM!!! they jump back into it and you've never felt better in your entire life. This scarfire really takes that jam to the next level, and brent is as crisp as a fresh cut lawn, just devine. top 3 scar>fire, all time, without a doubt.
October 26, 2006 Subject:
To Each His Own
I've listened to this show many times since downloading this SBD just before the Great Withdrawl and have to say that I enjoy it at least as much of most of my other shows. Previous folks have reference that the Scarlet>Fire transition "loses its way", but I cannot disagree more. The jam goes into territory that is not typical of others, true, but taken as an individual performance, it is truly amazing. I agree that Jerry's voice is not great here, but he and band more than make up for it with their playing. The Playin' is mellow, long, and extraordinarily trippy. For me, I can give this show no less than 5 stars, but that is just me, listen and judge for yourself.
May 8, 2006 Subject:
Not Jerry's best night
The band plays well and vocals are good. But Jerry takes a long time to get moving, but he seems tread water at times. It isn't until long into Scarlet. I don't like what Brent does in Scarlet->Fire. It's repetitive at times and not all that interesting. (To each his own.)
May 5, 2006 Subject:
Brent provided some Energy
Overall this is a fun show. Brent provided a desperately needed transfusion of fresh blood, and it's especially obvious in the energy level seen during the fall tour- energy that was sorely lacking in the business-as-usual approach of very late '78/early '79.
This "Scarlet>Fire" is both cool and unique, and I've played the hell out of it. However, while it is interesting, I do not rank it among the truly elite versions of that combo. Long doesn't necessarily equal good, and I agree with the sentiments expressed earlier that the transition jam sort of loses it's way after an interesting start.
I downloaded this a while back but just got around to posting about it. I'm not a big one for griping about the loss of soundboards here- we made due before and we'll make due after - but this is an example of where it does seem a bit heavy-handed. If they were going to use this show, they'd have released more than the portion we got on DP 13 (and even that part had to faded in because of tape problems). In other words, if they're done with it, why not let people have what's left?
February 25, 2006 Subject:
fantastic show, but something stands out.
Just got done passin a kidney stone a few days ago...had a few left over vicodin's...
Wow, thats the first time I've heard a Scarlet/Fire..especially the transition like that. It melts every which way, and makes you pulse like the old color blobs behind the stage on the walls. It literally took control of my heart beat. Beautifully understated grooves here.
A+ A perfect mellow and breezy one-two punch.
Only part that absolutely BLOWS about this show is that you cannot download it anymore :(.
Did someone REALLY say that Jerry did not contribute to this show? na, cant be, im not THAT gone.
January 31, 2006 Subject:
Used to Play for Silver...
Now we play for Clive. Jack Straw is very nice, Bobby inserted part of his substitute lyrics in this one --- Just an interesting footnote --- it's not "Used to play for acid" on this version as noted by a couple of reviewers of the January 11, 1979 show. A good show, nonetheless, so listen and decide. I like the sound quality.
December 22, 2005 Subject:
Get it while you still can!!!
The Scarlet>Fire from this show is the same that is a hidden track on Dick's Pick 13!!!
November 30, 2005 Subject:
get it while you can....
this is and 5-15-70 are the last to remain.... i have no idea why they're still up.... i'm listening to this now, and it's good... i'm not crazy about it.... i think it's a tad too slow, and jerry's guitar is too low in the mix... i also think that 3/4 of the way into the scarlet-fire jam it's lost it's way, and doesn't know where to go...IMHO i think anything from 77-78 rivals this and 1 of my personal favorites is 5-17-77.... and to the guy who said if there's 1 better let him know... try that 1 on for size, and let me know what you think of it... and btw.... this gets a 5, lol just because.... i can't think of doing otherwise..
November 29, 2005 Subject:
RIP DEAD SBD
Well im with everyone else to say that i am saddened by the decision to remove all SBD recordings. This show is great and is the last and all i can say of course it gets a five!!! PLease rethink your decision cuz it can have drastic consequences...
November 28, 2005 Subject:
Well, this is strange, what is this still doing here. I thought it would be gone by now, did they forget it, or is this show an acception
November 26, 2005 Subject:
Lookin' for shows
Check out the Trade Board at MorningDew.us if this or any other SBD is MIA, it just might be there... This one, of course, gets a 5 for old times sake ;-)
November 26, 2005 Subject:
just MY luck--ha!
OF COURSE its one i got already!!
well, maybe i'll just DL anyway, for old times sake.
BTW, good show...love my fall 79s.
5 stars for the what the hell does it matter anymore factor. :(
see ya at ETREE kids.
November 25, 2005 Subject:
its still here, i think you have to rate "the last show" a 5. i wonder if it will pass 6/10/73 for the most downloaded show.
November 25, 2005 Subject:
hey dude, don't be pissed at archive...be pissed at GDP
November 24, 2005 Subject:
Got it Too!
Since this is the last download left, for sentimental reasons, this has to be a "5".
November 17, 2005 Subject:
ok ok ok.. I know...
First of all this one is sounding good...I think I will just have to dl, burn enjoy. Just gotta ask some archivist...whats with all the techno mumbo...where can I learn more about it as it relates to our Dead shows? I mean I got issues and need to get more technical..then I again maybe I dont..lol...but I am loving this stuff just the same. 4.89 stars
update... Is there in ne1s opinion a better scarlet fire? I would like to know cuz the rul is this...when you think it cant get ne better there comes another one...witness this rendition. I need to know more..where is it?
October 15, 2005 Subject:
Mexicali, and Scarlet-Fire jam
Garcia turns on his "wah" for his first two breaks in Mexicali, kind of interesting.
Towards the end of the Scarlet jam, he introduces a motif, and then Brent picks it up and runs mad with it. By the time Garcia decides to segue into Fire, Brent is not about to give up his own riffing; so their two lines become an improbable weave that kind of works. Fun stuff....
September 17, 2005 Subject:
theres so many good ones out there, really, i cant say there IS a best no one can, but the jam in the scarlet>fire is insane, one of a kind,id have to say ive havent heard anything on this level u really think u got one drop the date
July 18, 2005 Subject:
this is very nice, with an excellent, even and clear sound quality.
obviously the afore mentioned scarlet>fire is excellent (really the transition to the fire and the fire itself). peggy-o, easy to love you. and terrapin are all winners as well. this could be an essential recording...at least having two three samples from this fall tour seems to be a necessity.
June 27, 2005 Subject:
The Scarlet>Fire appears on Dick's Picks 13 disk 2 as a hidden track. I guess Dick liked it too.
June 23, 2005 Subject:
i was a little suspicious about the Scarlet after mickey started making it into country rock (grrrr), but the jam is freakin' amazing.keeps getting better and better. brent is on fire.
the terrapin has a real pretty lady with a fan jam, almost as good as 12.31.78. the playin' is nice and exciting, unlike some of the earlier ones that don't really go anywhere. sound quality is very good, even during the aud patches.
This Scarlet>Fire is absolutely amazing...the transition jam is beautiful chaos as only the Dead could create. This is a must have.
April 25, 2005 Subject:
This show is brilliant. Jerry and Brent played together so well..something magical occurred in late 1979 when Brent jumped on board....just listen to this show people. TRUST ME!....and yes williamf, i agree, the Scarlet > Fire is UNREAL. The Playin' is as well....along with everything else....
February 23, 2005 Subject:
They loved playing Nassau and I do not recall ever hearing a show that did not rock. This is no exception; hot first set candyman in particular rocks, looks like rain++, mexicali,Peggy-O, all the songs that require Jer to step it up he does. Don't let the undistinguished song list fool you this should be played loud and sound quality is exceptional.
January 25, 2005 Subject:
The boys are on and the quality of this recording is phenomonal. Welcome to the Phil zone!
January 4, 2005 Subject:
The sound quality is superb, but Jerry just doesn't keep up. The band is tight but when Jerry doesn't contribute, I just can't rate it highly. The second set is much better,especially after the return to SBD quality.
June 3, 2004 Subject:
The jam in Scarlet>Fire is out of this world - my personal favorite, even though the tempo of Scarlet is a little slow (perhaps groovy is a better word!) It's a nice, long, spacey jam that tests the limits of what the brain can handle before exploding into joyous smiling fragments of psychedelic extacy... This is the Scarlet>Fire that appears as a hidden track on DP 13 as filler - go buy it.
Great quality, great show. Sorry if I got a little carried away ;)
April 21, 2004 Subject:
I uploaded the complete show. I don't know why the last 3 tracks are missing. I'm uploading them now.cm
April 21, 2004 Subject:
Last 3 tracks added?
Would someone associated with the Archive please research this issue to see if we can maybe get the last three "lost" tracks of this show added...this is a key show from '79 and surely is a 5-star show. Thank you so much Charlie for all your efforts. You are doing great great work for all man(woman)kind!!!
April 12, 2004 Subject:
This is a great show from an often overlooked era. The sound quality is excellent, though the show is not complete from this source. I grabbed the Black Peter -> US Blues from the other source.